Awareness

How Leaders Become a Bottleneck

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Leaders lead change, responding to changes in the world and leading companies to greater success. But that comes with bigger and bigger challenges. Without developing, a leader can quickly become a limiting factor – bottleneck – in the organization’s success. Scott Keller says, “In the research for our book, Beyond Performance, we found that the […]

Awareness

Did Warren Buffet’s Intuition Fail Him?

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Did Warren Buffet’s intuition fail him? No, not actually, although the story is often told as though it did. Buffet describes it as his $200 billion blunder. In the 1960’s, Buffet noticed a textile company, Berkshire Hathaway, was selling off its mills. It used the money to buy back its stock and the stock would […]

Conscious Leadership

Creativity: the Number One Leadership Competency

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“If your interest is high achievement, creativity matters. That’s the place to start.”      Steven Kotler, author of ‘The Art of the Impossible: a Peak Performance Primer’ IBM surveyed over 1,500 CEO’s, asking about the #1 leadership competency. The answer? Creativity. Creativity was considered key in order to successfully navigate accelerating complexity and a […]

Conscious Leadership

New Leadership Podcast Up!

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Join Mac Bogert and me as we talk about leadership. We explore the need for leaders to be having bigger conversations (we get too stuck in the mundane details of things that have to get done and lose our inspirations and aspirations). We also explore the essential shift from self-as-enemy to self-as-ally that completely deepens […]

Emotional Health

Getting Triggered

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Getting triggered is something that we don’t talk about much in the workplace. But we should. Everybody gets triggered. Trigger behaviours can derail the leadership you’ve worked so hard to create. We all have traumas – big and small – places where bits of us got stuck in the past. Certain situations, external conditions, or […]

Intuition

Questioning Intuition: a Look at Insight

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Research has found CEOs who score high on intuition take their companies to greater altitudes than those who rely largely on their heads. Yet, intuition is widely misunderstood. And strangely feared. Recognizing that there are various kinds and levels of intuition, let’s play with insight. It’s estimated that 80-90% of our minds are unconscious (I’m […]

Burnout

The Opportunity of Burnout

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I had lots of interesting comments on my post on burnout yesterday. Some said that it’s not just leaders. Which is absolutely true. I do think though that as a leader you have a unique opportunity. As you shift realities for yourself, you open up the space for those around you to do the same. […]

Emotional Health

The Surprising Benefits of Purpose

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When the idea of purpose first showed up in corporate sector, it wasn’t too popular. Business was about making money. Purpose was for non-profits. Fast forward to today and we know a lot more about how purpose is good for organizations and the people who work there. Purpose solves a multitude of problems that commonly […]

Awareness

The Need for Emotional Maintenance

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There are certain things we do for maintenance like wash our bodies and clothes. And we know that if we’re seeking optimum health we need to exercise and get good nutrition in our bodies. What we tend to overlook is emotional and mental maintenance. That always catches up with you, eventually. The thing is that […]